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Carlos Tevez facing jail threat after arrest on suspicion of driving while disaqualified

City striker Tevez could face jail after arrest on suspicion of driving while disqualified

Tevez was banned from the roads for six months in January

Police confirm a 29-year-old man was arrested on ThursdayMaximum penalty is six months in prison and 5,000 fine

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Reliable: But the forward is a consistent performer when selected

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Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by mutual consent

Ranger in shock St James' exit after leaving Newcastle by 'mutual consent'

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19:13 GMT, 1 March 2013

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UPDATED:

19:15 GMT, 1 March 2013

Nile Ranger

Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 21-year-old was in late January released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

A statement from the club tonight said: 'Newcastle United can confirm that Nile Ranger has today left the club by mutual consent.'

Ranger posted on his Twitter page that he is 'happy' at the decision.

More to follow…

Gone: Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by 'mutual consent'

Gone: Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by 'mutual consent'

Rio Ferdinand alleged racist tweet – teenager arrested

Police arrest teenage boy over alleged racist tweet sent to Ferdinand during Manchester derby

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14:31 GMT, 11 December 2012

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over an alleged racist tweet sent to Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

Police launched an investigation into the Twitter message after it was sent during last Sunday's ill-tempered Manchester derby, which United won 3-2.

Mayhem: United won the ill-tempered game 3-2

Mayhem: United won the ill-tempered game 3-2

The boy was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence and he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

United's victory over defending champions Manchester City moved them six points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The win was marred by Ferdinand being struck by a coin thrown from the crowd after Robin van Persie had scored United's late winner.

Crystal Palace and Brighton fans fight: 10 arrests made

Ten arrests made after Brighton and Palace fans scrap in London

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UPDATED:

17:31 GMT, 3 December 2012

Ten men arrested following a brawl between rival football fans have been released on bail.

Violence broke out between Brighton supporters and Crystal Palace fans in London after the npower Championship clubs were involved in separate fixtures on November 10.

A group of 10 men were questioned on suspicion of violent disorder this weekend and have been bailed until early January.

Scrap: Crystal Palace and Brighton fans clashed following the derby

Scrap: Crystal Palace and Brighton fans clashed following the derby

Four of the men were arrested in Sussex while six were held in Croydon and other parts of south London, Scotland Yard said.

Violence broke out in the King’s Cross area after Brighton drew 3-3 at Wolves and Palace secured a late 2-1 victory at Peterborough.

The arrests this weekend came as the rival clubs met each other in the league, at Palace’s Selhurst Park, in south London. The home side secured a 3-0 victory over their visitors who were reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Complaints: Brighton players moan to the referee during their thrashing

Complaints: Brighton players moan to the referee during their thrashing

The result – inspired by two goals from Palace’s former Brighton favourite Glenn Murray – sent the club to the top of the league.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes said police would seek football banning orders 'where appropriate'.

Sunderland monkey gesture fan: I was doing a chicken dance not being racist towards West Brom"s Romelu Lukaku

'I was doing a chicken dance!' Sunderland fan accused of monkey gesture protests his innocence

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13:02 GMT, 30 November 2012

The Sunderland fan accused of making a racist monkey gesture at West Brom's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed he was ‘doing a chicken dance.’

Liam Jones, 21, was arrested after pictures appeared to show him directing the gesture at the Belgium striker after he scored at the Stadium of Light last Saturday.

Mr Jones, of Hendon, Sunderland, insists that – although he can understand concerns about photo – he was actually doing an impression of a chicken, not a monkey.

I'm innocent: Liam Jones, 21, from Sunderland, pictured here (grey sweater, flat cap, centre of frame) claims he was doing a chicken dance and was not directing racist monkey gesture at Romelu Lukaku (right)

I'm innocent: Liam Jones, 21, from Sunderland, pictured here (grey sweater, flat cap, centre of frame) claims he was doing a chicken dance and was not directing racist monkey gesture at Romelu Lukaku (right)

Controversial moment: Mr Jones (grey sweater, flat cap, centre of frame) makes a gesture at Lukaku after the Belgium striker scored last Saturday

Controversial moment: Mr Jones (grey sweater, flat cap, centre of frame) makes a gesture at Lukaku after the Belgium striker scored last Saturday

Northumbria Police received a complaint after a supporter in the North Stand was spotted carrying out the alleged abuse when Lukaku scored his team’s third goal in a 4-2 win for West Brom.

Unemployed Mr Jones said: 'People have got it all wrong. I wasn’t doing a monkey chant. I was doing a chicken dance.

'I’m devastated people think I’m racist. I have black friends and black cousins.

'If I was racist, I wouldn’t pay to watch Sunderland because they have black players.'

Mr Jones confirmed that he has been released on police bail until January after being arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated intentional harassment.

Liam Jones, 21, from Sunderland, who allegedly made a racist monkey gesture to West Brom's young Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku after his goal against Sunderland AFC on Saturday

Liam Jones, 21, from Sunderland, who allegedly made a racist monkey gesture to West Brom's young Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku after his goal against Sunderland AFC on Saturday

Allegations: Liam Jones, who has been banned from the Stadium of Light, pictured in Sunderland this week

Sunderland AFC have banned him from matches until the outcome of any court case.

Mr Jones added: 'I’m absolutely gutted I can’t go to matches. I’ve been going for years. I can see where the club is coming from and I can see how the photo looks, but I want everyone to know that I am not racist.'

A spokesman for SAFC said: 'Sunderland AFC cannot comment whilst a police investigation is being conducted, the person involved, in line with our club policy, is banned from the Stadium of Light until the result of the investigation is known.'

Jones, an amateur martial arts fighter, acts as a corner man for his brother.

Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been released on police bail until January after being arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated intentional harassment.

Romelu Lukaku race case: Liam Jones arrested on suspicion of monkey gesture

Sunderland fan released on bail after being quizzed over allegedly making racist 'monkey' gesture at Lukaku

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12:45 GMT, 29 November 2012

Accused: Liam Jones pictured after leaving Gilbridge Police station in Sunderland

Accused: Liam Jones pictured after leaving Gilbridge Police station in Sunderland

An amateur kick boxer has been released on bail following his arrest for suspicion of racial abuse towards West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku.

Liam Jones was quizzed by police in Sunderland after he was pictured appearing to make a monkey gesture towards the Chelsea loan striker after he scored during Saturday’s 4-2 win.

Jones – who has the nickname Charlie Bucket – was released from a police station in Sunderland, and went to meet a friend outside a pub.

When approached for a comment said: ‘What do you want to know’ before his friend urged him not to say anything and he walked off.

The 21-year-old is an amateur martial arts fighter and is dubbed Charlie Bucket because he is the corner man for his brother who is a keen fighter.

Jones is unemployed and lives on his own in a flat in Sunderland. One friend told the Daily Mirror: 'He often trains in his flat with others.

Gesture: Liam Jones is seen making what appears to be a monkey gesture at West Brom's Romelu Lukaku as he celebrates scoring his side's third goal on Saturday

Gesture: Liam Jones is seen making what appears to be a monkey gesture at West Brom's Romelu Lukaku as he celebrates scoring his side's third goal on Saturday

Investigation: Police in the north-east launched an inquiry into incident, following a complaint from another supporter

Investigation: Police in the north-east launched an inquiry into incident, following a complaint from another supporter

'He is known as Charlie Bucket because his brother is also a keen fighter and Liam carries the bucket for him into the ring.'

Police confirmed a 21-year-old man was on police bail after being held on suspicion of racially aggravated intentional harassment.

Sunderland said Jones had been banned from the stadium ‘until the result of the investigation is known'.

Shamed: This Chelsea fan caught on camera making a monkey gesture (bottom left) was later identified as Gavin Kirkham

Shamed: This Chelsea fan caught on camera making a monkey gesture (bottom left) was later identified as Gavin Kirkham

On Tuesday, Lukaku was asked about the abuse and he replied: ‘I’m sorry, I don’t want to talk about it.'

It follows Chelsea fan Gavin Kirkham, 28, being held on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence after gesturing at Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck on October 31.

Estonia international Oliver Konsa arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine

Estonia international striker Konsa arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine

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15:42 GMT, 13 November 2012

Arrested: Oliver Konsa and three others were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of dealing cocaine

Arrested: Oliver Konsa and three others were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of dealing cocaine

Estonia international Oliver Konsa has been arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine ahead of his country's friendlies in the Middle East.

The striker, who plays for Estonian champions JK Nomme Kalju, was arrested on Monday along with three others suspected of distributing the drug.

The 27-year-old has been capped 20 times for Estonia, but did not make the squad for his country’s friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates this month.

Nomme Kalju suspended the player immediately after Konsa’s arrest for allegedly dealing the Class A drug.

The club’s sporting director Sergei Terehhov said: 'It is very sad. We are shocked by this news.'

The 6ft striker has only managed to score 12 goals in three seasons at champions Nomme Kalju since joining in 2010.

Multiple: Konsa, who plays as a striker, has been capped 20 times by Estonia

Multiple: Konsa, who plays as a striker, has been capped 20 times by Estonia

World snooker drop betting case surrounding Steve Davis match

Snooker chiefs drop betting scam surrounding Davis match with Un-Nooh

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UPDATED:

16:50 GMT, 9 November 2012

Nugget: Davis was not under suspicion

Nugget: Davis was not under suspicion

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association will take no disciplinary action after completing an investigation into betting patterns in a Players Tour Championship match between Steve Davis and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Six-time former world champion Davis won the match under scrutiny, a third-round contest in Gloucester on September 8, by a 4-0 margin.

The WPBSA, which is snooker's regulatory body, was made aware of odds on Asian betting exchanges moving considerably in the hours before the match, with Thai player Thepchaiya initially an odds-on favourite.

, where Steve Davis won the match 4-0.

'The WPBSA process of making enquiries is very thorough and has included liaising with the Gambling Commission and a number of other partners in the betting industry. The WPBSA have found that there is insufficient evidence to show that there has been any breach of the WPBSA members rules and will take no further action regarding this matter.'

Police investigate claim of racism at Sunderland v Newcastle

Now police investigate racism claim during Sunderland's draw with Newcastle

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UPDATED:

18:28 GMT, 21 October 2012

Police have begun an investigation into an allegation of racist abuse at the bitter Premier League derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United today.

Northumbria Police said there were 15 arrests from a crowd of almost 50,000 and praised the majority for their behaviour.

The force said there were 'very few' incidents during the 1-1 draw inside the stadium, though Sunderland fans were heard to sing they wished Newcastle United's Steven Taylor was dead. The player had been outspoken in the build-up about the rivalry between the two clubs.

Rivalry: Police are investigating a report of racism at the TyneWear derby at Stadium of Light

Rivalry: Police are investigating a report of racism at the TyneWear derby at Stadium of Light

A Northumbria Police spokesman said:
'There was one report of racist language having been used by a supporter
in one area of the stadium – enquiries into this report are ongoing.'

Chief Supt Steve Neill said: 'The vast
majority of fans were well behaved today and enjoyed the Wear Tyne
derby for the great occasion that it is. 15 arrests out of crowd of that
size is very low.

'I'm pleased that the vast majority of
fans who attended today were clearly there to enjoy the football and
were not interested in causing trouble.

'I'd like to praise supporters from
both clubs – they worked well with officers on the ground, were
extremely patient and good natured and enjoyed the day in the best
sprit.'

Police said six of the 15 arrests were
made at 5am in a pre-planned operation and they were held on suspicion
of drugs offences.

Eduardo says Arsenal were wrong to sell Robin van Persie

Arsene was wrong to sell stars, warns former Arsenal striker Eduardo

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UPDATED:

21:26 GMT, 22 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Eduardo insists Arsenal should not have sold Robin van Persie and Alex Song this summer and claims his former club have made a ‘big mistake’.

Van Persie was sold to Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United last week and Song was allowed to leave for Barcelona. The departure of two high-profile names at the Emirates came 12 months after Arsenal let Cesc Fabregas join Barca and Samir Nasri move to Manchester City.

Eduardo, who joined Arsene Wenger’s side from Dinamo Zagreb in 2007 before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010, believes that Arsenal will never challenge for the title if they keep selling their best players at the end of each season.

Wrong move: Former Arsenal striker Eduardo says Arsenal were wrong to sell Robin van Persie

Wrong move: Former Arsenal striker Eduardo says Arsenal were wrong to sell Robin van Persie

He also suggests the sales of Van Persie and Song have jeopardised Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish.

'It’s a big mistake to sell them — they were the most important players last season. When you lose players like that, your chance of finishing in the top four is less,’ he said.

'Every player comes to Arsenal as a simple player and Arsenal make them into a big player. But they can’t keep everyone together to fight for titles. Every year it’s similar — they lose players, buy players, make them class players and the next year they sell again. They are always in the same place.’

Big move: Van Persie made his debut for Manchester United after making his move for Arsenal

Big move: Van Persie made his debut for Manchester United after making his move for Arsenal

Brazilian Andre Santos has been read the riot act by angry Arsenal officials after he was clocked speeding at 130mph just yards from the club’s London Colney HQ. The Brazil full back was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving last Friday morning and will appear in court on September 12.

The club have been infuriated by Santos’s misdemeanour, with the South American likely to be fined by the club after he appears in court next month.